Weathering the Storm
The directors ponder recent happenings in the market, provide their outlook, and discuss recent findings on the best strategies to employ to weather downturns and come out even stronger.
Technical Article: Post-Tension Slabs
Sites with highly reactive soils can significantly add to the time and cost involved in a project. Our engineers discuss the benefits of using post-tension slab design for these sites as well as present barriers to adoption.
Our Forensic engineers discuss what they love about the job, common reasons for site inspections, and the impact of the AS2870-2011 standard on forensics.
We sit down with Building Services manager Rob Spenceley to learn about his experience in the industry and what he thinks the future holds.
Rob's Wine Tip
To Cork or Not to Cork
Exectutive Director Robert Borzillo ponders his love of the natural cork and whether it will continue to have a place in the cellar.
Technical Article - Solar Hot Water Panels
Energy efficiency has been a key regulatory focus of the Victorian government since the 1990s. As a result of this, all new houses, renovations, extensions and additions are required to attain a minimum '6' star rating out of the 10 in star national energy efficiency rating system. Whilst enegy efficiency can be a great selling point for home buyers, achieving this 6 star energy rating can have significant cost implications for builder if the recommendations of their accredited energy rater are poor.
In the first of our new series of technical articles and case studies on energy ratings, Intrax Civil and Hydraulics Manager Eduardo Santos discusses the costs and benefits of the popular types of Solar Hot Water Panels available on the market today.
By gaining a better understanding of the benefits and costs of the solutions available to improve energy efficiency, construction can be completed at lower cost and to exact specifications. This eliminates any expensive guesswork and hidden costs in the ratings process and speeds up approval times. Contact Intrax today to find out how we can partner to value add energy ratings services to your designs.
Intrax Acquires Cottier & Associates Consulting Engineers
July 2, 2012 - Intrax Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd (Intrax) is proud to announce the acquisition of Cottier & Associates Consulting Engineers (Cottier). With more than 33 years’ experience encompassing over 24,000 residential, rural, commercial and industrial projects, Cottier is the trusted provider of structural, geotechnical and forensic engineering services to the southern regions of the New South Wales housing industry...
Engineering Issues Today Q4 Edition
Welcome to the Q4 edition of the Intrax newsletter, Engineering Issues Today, in this issue Executive Director Robert Borzillo provides his take on the present state of the building and engineering industry, we look at the Intrax Pintech Acquisiton, do an introduction to the new Intrax Medium Density department, Structural Engineer Richard Hu provides a technical article on 'How to Determine the Footing Embedment Depth of a Sleeper Retaining Wall', Intrax Launches a Mobile Website, Employee Spotlight on Geotechnical Manager Adrian Brincat and Robert gives his quarterly Wine Tip.
Intrax Acquires Pintech Pty Ltd
Intrax Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd (Intrax) is proud to announce its acquisition of Pintech Pty Ltd, effective 19/03/2012.
Founded in 1994 and located out of East Doncaster, Victoria, Pintech specialises in the fields of digital mapping, asset management, surveying and data management...
Technical Article - Review and Analysis of AS2870-2011 Residential Slabs and Footings
For our quartlerly newsletter, Executive Director Danny Borzillo provided a review and analysis of the implications to site classification, footing design, site drainage and plumbing design as well as other changes of the soon to be be implemented ASS2870-2011 Residential Slabs and Footings standard.
Technical Article - AS 2870-2011
Intrax Consulting Engineer's Laura Papez provides part 1 of our look into the upcoming AS2870-2011 Residential Slabs and Footings standard, providing a Geotechnical perspective on the changes to site classification.
Intrax expands into South Australia and Queensland
Coinciding with our acquisition of Elms and George Consulting Engineers, Intrax is proud to announce that as of July 1st, our Queensland and South Australian offices have commenced operation.
Our Ipswich office in Queensland, run by regional manager Graham Whittaker and our Campbelltown office in South Australia run by regional manager John Guerrera will partner with our Victorian offices to offer our full range of innovative, cost effective engineering solutions backed as always by our industry leading turnaround times.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what we can do for you.
Intrax Acquires Elms & George
Intrax is proud to welcome Elms & George Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers to our stable.